Economic Impact: An independent economic analysis found modernizing Belmont would generate $1 billion in construction-related economic impact and 3,700 construction jobs. It would also create a recurring $155 million in annual economic impact and sustain 740 new full time jobs. Read the full study.
Bringing the Breeders' Cup Back to NY: The Breeders’ Cup World Championship – thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end mega event – announced they would return to New York State for the first time since 2005 if Belmont Park is modernized. The weekend event is estimated to generate a nearly $100 million economic impact.
Supermajority Support: A supermajority of New Yorkers (68%) support modernizing Belmont Park, including majorities of Democrats and Republicans. On Long Island, the project received a shocking 75% support
Belmont Park on Long Island is one of the nation’s premier thoroughbred horse racing facilities, home to the last leg of the Triple Crown, a key driver of the local economy, and part of a sport that sustains $3 billion in annual economic activity and 19,000 jobs across New York State.
But Belmont’s facilities are over a century old and have not been updated since 1968. The grandstand and clubhouse are falling apart, putting the entire sport of horse racing in New York State at risk.
New York has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to modernize Belmont Park, transforming the facility into a world-class sports destination, creating thousands of jobs, generating billions in economic activity, and securing the future of horse racing in the Empire State for years to come. The New York Racing Association (NYRA) is ready to construct a modernized grandstand at Belmont Park at no cost to taxpayers — they just need approval from Albany.
Send a message to Albany — tell them to modernize Belmont Park today!